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May 15, 2019, 15:30 ET Goodwill Industries International Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Goodwill Industries International (GII) is pleased to name former public- and private-sector executive David Eagles as the organization's chief...


May 09, 2019, 11:12 ET Goodwill® Leader Named To The Advisory Committee on Veterans' Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO)

Goodwill Industries International (GII) Veterans and Military Families Program Manager Pamela Johnson, MBA, has been appointed by Secretary of Labor...


May 07, 2019, 06:08 ET Dedicated Goodwill® Team Member Learns To Read At Age 65

Robert Frank came to his local Goodwill store five years ago looking for a job that would give his life purpose. Since then, he has excelled as...


May 06, 2019, 12:22 ET Indiana Man With Criminal Background Finds Fresh Start With Support From Goodwill®

By the time he turned 19, Dylan Snell was facing a felony theft charge. He was a high school dropout with no home, no job and no transportation....


May 06, 2019, 06:08 ET Goodwill Industries® Week Celebrates The Power Of Work

Every year during the first full week of May, Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada celebrate Goodwill Industries Week to...


Apr 22, 2019, 09:52 ET This Earth Day, Practice A Sustainable Lifestyle At Goodwill®

Earth Day is the perfect time to reflect on how to positively impact the environment and create a healthier planet. One way to do this is by donating ...


Apr 11, 2019, 12:58 ET Eleven Policymakers Awarded By Goodwill® At Annual Advocacy Event

Goodwill Industries International (GII) is awarding eleven United States Senators and Representatives with the 2019 Policymaker Leader Award. The...


Apr 11, 2019, 12:51 ET Executive Leaders at Two Goodwill® Organizations Awarded for Commitment to Advocacy

Goodwill Industries International (GII) is pleased to award the 2019 Advocacy Leader Award to Joanne Hilferty, president and CEO at Morgan Memorial...


Apr 10, 2019, 11:00 ET Growing Skills, Going Nationwide: Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator® Blossoms

Goodwill Industries International and Google.org, Google's philanthropic arm, are expanding a successful program that provides digital skills...


Mar 20, 2019, 16:23 ET Goodwill® Works With Influencers On Spring Call-To-Action Campaign

Spring cleaning may have come around early this year! Since the release of the Netflix decluttering series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, local...


Feb 07, 2019, 17:31 ET Goodwill Industries International's New President And CEO Visits Goodwill Northern Illinois

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline Area (Goodwill Northern Illinois) was honored with a visit from the new Goodwill...


Jan 14, 2019, 12:16 ET Former Cabinet Official, CEO And Community Leader, Steven C. Preston, Takes Office As President And CEO Of Goodwill Industries International

Today, Steven C. Preston officially takes office as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International (GII). In his new role, Preston will...


Nov 23, 2018, 07:00 ET Your Cyber Monday Shopping Can Help Create Jobs In Local Communities

According to Statista, 40 percent of internet users in the United States make more than one online purchase per month, and 20 percent make online...


Nov 09, 2018, 14:04 ET Goodwill® Celebrates Our Heroes Year-Round By Connecting Veterans And Their Families With Employment And Job Training Opportunities

On Veterans Day, our nation's heroes are recognized and celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations across the country. At Goodwill, we show...


Oct 30, 2018, 10:41 ET Goodwill Industries International Announces New President and CEO

The Goodwill Industries International (GII) Board of Directors today announced that former HUD Secretary Steven C. Preston will be the organization's ...


Oct 04, 2018, 07:30 ET Goodwill® And General Motors Launch GoodProspects® For Careers

Goodwill Industries International (GII) has received a nearly half-million dollar investment from General Motors to support three local Goodwill...


Oct 03, 2018, 10:08 ET Empowering Workers With Disabilities To Reach Their Goals

This October, Goodwill Industries International and local, community-based Goodwill organizations highlight the contributions of American workers...


Oct 01, 2018, 07:45 ET New Poll: Unique Costumes And Thrift Store Shopping Are Hot For Halloween This Year

Americans of all ages are most excited to wear unique, one-of-a-kind costumes this Halloween season, and thrift stores are the number one place where ...


Sep 24, 2018, 11:22 ET Why Hiring Older Workers Makes Sense

Older workers are a growing part of the 21st century labor force, and they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and maturity to the workplace. To...


Aug 28, 2018, 05:38 ET Goodwill® Partners With Christopher & Banks For Nationwide Charitable Event

Goodwill®, the United States' leading workforce development nonprofit and Christopher & Banks, a national specialty retail company for women who...


Aug 17, 2018, 07:50 ET It's National Thrift Shop Day, And Goodwills Everywhere Are Celebrating

Goodwill® is celebrating National Thrift Shop Day today, Friday, August 17, a time when consumers can celebrate thrift stores and all of their hidden ...


Jul 31, 2018, 18:04 ET Goodwill Industries International Names Dale Jenkins Board Chair

Dale Jenkins, retired senior partner with Deloitte LLP, has been selected to serve as board chair on the Goodwill Industries International board of...


Jun 27, 2018, 01:45 ET Virginia Goodwill® Executive Receives Award For Excellence In Management

When Charles Layman joined Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia (GCCVA) in 1983, the organization had three stores, five employees and a $250,000 ...


May 30, 2018, 02:52 ET Five Million Dollar Walmart Foundation Grant Funds Goodwill® Initiative For Veterans And Military Families

Through a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, Goodwill is extending its Operation: GoodJobs initiative for an additional three years....


May 29, 2018, 06:05 ET Goodwill Industries International Named A 2018 Halo Award Winner

Goodwill® is thrilled to be named the 2018 Silver Halo Award winner in the Best Social Media Activation Initiative category for its social impact...